Junior Wolf Kids Design

Melbourne based Andrew Wolfe is the designer behind Junior Wolf Kids Design – a new range of contemporary kids furniture and toys, designed and made in Melbourne.



Lucy Feagins

The furniture pieces are named after Andrew’s kids and kids in his extended family. Pictured here are the Tommy Table with Charlie Chair. Styling and photo – Kelly Williams.

‘Our toys are named to reflect what they’re used for… having fun!’ says designer/founder Andrew Wolfe. Pictured are some Rarghhh Dinosaurs and a Rally Hatch. Styling and photo – Kelly Williams.

Junior Wolf Kids Design‘s plywood toys and furniture are created to be tough and practical, and always with safety in mind. SUV toy. Styling and photo – Kelly Williams.Styling and photo – Kelly Williams.

Andrew aims to create designs with lasting value, that are quality and can become a part of wonderful memories. Styling and photo – Kelly Williams.

Lucy Feagins
29th of May 2017

Driven by a desire to create high quality, stylish and functional kids furniture and toys, Melbourne based designer Andrew Wolfe launched his company,Junior Wolf Kids Design, late last year.

Andrew originally studied Industrial Design at Swinburne University in Melbourne, then worked in retail design for close to 10 years, which gave him a great appreciation of quality manufacturing. However, the birth of his first child in 2015 inspired a major career change.

‘Becoming a father really changed my perspective on what was most important to me’ the designer explains. In mid-2016, Andrew left his regular job, with a plan to spend more time with his new family, and to follow his passion for furniture design. ‘I combined the two, to create Junior Wolf Kids Design,’ he explains.

Designing for kids brings with it a unique set of challenges. ‘Kids push things to their limits without even thinking about it… and then some!’ Andrew says. His main challenge has been to design robust, contemporary pieces that are tough and practical, but which also look great, and can be proudly placed in a living room, not banished to the kids bedrooms!

The Junior Wolf range is manufactured entirely from plywood with various surface finishes, then hand sanded and finished with beeswax. ‘Plywood is such an honest, beautiful material to look at and work with and it’s incredibly tough,’ Andrew says. The main production process is CNC cutting (computerised cutting), which results in sleek, interlocking contemporary forms, and lends itself to flat-packed designs.

Andrew is committed to local manufacturing and works with a network of suppliers here in Melbourne to produce all his products. Each item is hand finished and packaged in his home workshop.

Junior Wolf Kids Design is currently developing a range of nursery furniture and stylish storage solutions, as well as a range of wooden Australian animal toys!  Keep your eyes on their website for updates.

Andrew Wolfe, the owner and designer of Wolfcub Kids Design. Styling and photo – Kelly Williams.

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